WHAT CAUSES EXCESSIVE SWEATING?
Treating excessive sweating often begins by looking at the cause. After all, treatment for hyperhidrosis does depend in the large part of the exact cause. Once this is determined, the most applicable treatment option can be advised to the patient.
One of the main forms of excessive sweating is focal hyperhidrosis. This is a condition on its own and does not necessarily have any underlying medical condition contributing the problem.
Primary hyperhidrosis can manifest itself in many ways. It can lead to excessive underarm sweating, but also excessive sweating of the hands and feet. Most primary forms of hyperhidrosis are caused by an overreaction of the sweat glands.
Compensatory sweating is another form of hyperhidrosis that can be encountered by patients. This particular type of hyperhidrosis is caused by ETS surgery and commonly accompanied by symptoms such as excessive sweating on the back, chest, abdomen, face, and buttocks.
Primary axillary hyperhidrosis is another medical condition that could explain excessive sweating. Interestingly enough, it is estimated that approximately 3% of the population suffer from this particular condition. Most sufferers encounter the conditioner in their childhood, although the condition starting later in adulthood is possible too. This particular form of hyperhidrosis can be caused by genetics, but also exposure to high levels of stress.
Unfortunately, the cause can be difficult to pinpoint at times, as excessive sweating can occur with no apparent reason.